That story

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My father told that story again
the one that ends
You can’t get there from here,
and he laughed again like always.

I didn’t laugh though.
It’s only a good joke
if it couldn’t be true
that’s what I thought.

I haven’t slept well
ever since then
because I keep wondering
is that really how things are now?

 

 

Image: Sudanese Hitchhiker, Where Do You Go? by Christiaan Triebert, published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.

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